Jacob Houseman, 1809

  • John Wesley Jarvis, American, 1780-1840

Oil on wood panel

  • Unframed: 34 × 26 1/2 inches (86.4 × 67.3 cm)
  • 42 1/2 × 35 × 3 5/8 inches (108 × 88.9 × 9.2 cm)

Gift of Dexter M. Ferry, Jr.

41.55

Department

American Art before 1950

  • Neoclassical
  • Oil
  • Panel (wood)
  • Portrait
  • Man
  • Painting (visual work)
  • New york

Signed and dated, lower right: Jarvis Pinx | 1809 New York

Inscribed, lower right: Jarvis Pinx | 1809 New York

1940, Malcolm Sands Wilson (New York, New York, USA). 1941, John Levy Galleries (New York, New York, USA)

1941-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Burroughs, Clyde H. “Two American Portraits.” Bulletin of the DIA 21, 1 (October 1941): pp. 3-4. Dickson, Harold E. John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840): A Painter of the Early Republic. Ph.D. diss., Harvard University. Cambridge, MA, 1942, pp. 130, 325, 329-330, 334, 338, 353 (pl. 41). Pierson, William and Martha Davidson, eds. Arts of the United States: A Pictorial Survey. New York, 1960, p. 314, no. 2736. Catalogue of American Portraits in the New-York Historical Society, Vol. I. New Haven, CT, 1974, p. 298, no. 760. Shaw, Nancy Rivard, et al. American Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts, Volume 1: Works by Artists Born Before 1816. New York, 1991, pp. 132-134, no. 57.

John Wesley Jarvis, Jacob Houseman, 1809, oil on wood panel. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Dexter M. Ferry, Jr., 41.55.